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campaign manager steve elmendorf and former gingrich senior adviser david winston. good to see you both. >> good to be here. >> david, something else speaker boehner said moments ago, as you know, congressman tom cole broke with most of the rest of republicans saying, look, we should just take the tax breaks for people making under $250,000 a year and worry about the upper-income folks later. john boehner just said no, he doesn't agree with that. what do you think's going to happen here? >> well, the next couple weeks as we begin to sort of lay out these sort of contrasting positions that the president and the speaker have, look, what the spoker's focused on here is, yes, we obviously need to raise more revenue. there's a disagreement in terms between the president and the speaker in terms of how you do that. the speaker's looking at doing things that he believes will not negatively impact the business community, and he thinks what the president is offering will. and so how they work through and resolve that is obviously going to be central to a deal. but there's clearly at this point a
in congressman steve israel, a democrat from new york, and chair of the democratic congressional campaign committee. congressman, good morning. >> good morning, chris. >> u.n. representative cole sent a letter to president morsi asking him to refrain from giving hamas cover to intensify its attacks by allowing egyptian delegations to visit gaza. of course, morsi has been a major player in these truce negotiations. do you think he's sending a mixed message? >> well, he is sending a mixed message. you know, i hope that president morsi is able to play a constructive role. but when high-level delegations of egyptians go into gaza under the pretense of a cease-fire and then terrorist groups violate that cease fire, if israel were to defend itself and members of the delegation was tragically hurt in that attack, we do not want that to be used as a pretense to violate the egyptian/israeli peace treaty. one other thing on this, chris. look, there's a fundamental truth here. i was on the border of gaza and israel in august of 2005 when israel unilaterally and without any preconditions left gaza. a
they connect back with kris tie in the future. >> third on the to-do list, encourage steve king to stay in the house. he is a republican congressman from iowa and a tea party favorite. why urge him to stay in the house? >> he is a long time congressman from iowa but not -- in the senate race in the state is up in 2014 and he is thinking about running. the problem is as we saw in some of these recent senate elections some of the more conservative tea party candidates didn't do too well in the general election and if steve king ran, he might be a favorite in the party primary but he would have a hard time winning a general election appealing to a more broad base of voters and my colleague interviewed the governor of iowa, the republican governor, terry branstad who all but urged him to stay out of the senate race. >> and michele bachmann, another tea party favorite. >> it is amazing how michele bachmann's star shining so brightly in the presidential race now barely hung onto her house seat in the last election and she has been talked about as a possible senate challenger to al franken in
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